The Legacy Continues.
For 20 years, Meade's ETX series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The all-new ETX Observer model continues that legacy.
The ETX Observer models come in either the 80mm achromat refractor telescope design or a 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope design. These telescopes now feature a removable optical tube, as well as the AudioStar handbox controller. The removable optical tube brings versatility and customization to the ETX. The AudioStar handbox controller gives you easy access to the ETX's 30,000 object database, and includes a built-in speaker that plays educational content about the celestial objects you view!
The Ultimate Portable Computerized Telescope
Whether you are hiking, camping, or in the backyard, both the 80mm and 90mm models are made for observing anytime, anywhere. The ETX80 fits in the included backpack making it great for people on the go, while the ETX90 comes with a hard carry case and a tripod bag to protect it when transporting. With GoTo and tracking capabilities, these are the ultimate portable computerized telescopes.
80mm f/5 Achromat Refractor; 400mm focal length.
AudioStar handbox with over 30,000 objects in it's database & a built-in speaker.
Removable optical tube assembly (OTA), allowing the user to take the scope off of the fork mount for customization.
Includes two 1.25” Super Plössl Eyepieces: 26mm (15x magnification) and 9.7mm (41x magnification), and an internal flip-function 2x Barlow lens to double the magnifying power of each eyepiece.
Comes with a backpack that fits the telescope/mount and accessories, tripod, 45-degree roof prism, dew shield, bubble level/compass, and software DVD.
Starting your astronomy journey with an ETX 80 is the perfect choice. Take your 80mm lens and enjoy close-up views of land and celestial objects anytime, anywhere. Packing your telescope and tripod at a moment’s notice is a breeze with the comfortable and durable backpack.
The ETX 80 Observer fully equips the modern explorer with a sophisticated, automated and portable telescope .Its dual-purpose design includes a removable OTA that is ideal for both day or night observing and includes exceptional features like AudioStar, GOTO technology, and large 30,000 object database.
It’s perfect for daytime observing during camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. Night-sky stargazing is made fun, easy and educational. With the ETX 80, you’ll see planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae with the push of a button.
The ETX80 Observer comes with a number of features and accessories, including: Backpack for the mount/OTA; AudioStar handbox controller with over 30,000 objects and a built-in speaker; lightweight but sturdy tripod; internal flip function Barlow lens to increase the magnification of the eyepiece in use; Flip mirror to let light focus to the rear of the telescope allowing attachment of a camera on the back of the scope; dew shield to prevent dew buildup and block stray light; Multi-coated optics for higher contrast and brighter details; 45 degree roof prism for a more comfortable viewing position; bubble level/compass to make sure your tripod and mount are level; achromatic design to reduce optical aberrations.
Clear Aperture 80mm
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Optical Coatings Multi-Coated
Focal Length 400mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 1.45 arc-seconds
Viewfinder Red Dot
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Super Plössl Eyepieces: 26mm (15x magnification) & 9.7mm (41x magnification)
Barlow Internal Flip-Function 2x Barlow
Dew Shield Yes
Mount Type Fork type; double-tine
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Tripod Lightweight Aluminum Tripod
Time Chip Yes
Assembled Product Weight 11.72 lbs